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He is Kosaku Maeda, and his nickname is MAEDAX, he was the voice actor for several minor parts in the show (including playing himself, credited as MAEDAX) and also worked on the manga. Here is his picture on Anime news network.


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This is clearly a reference to the manga Black Jack by Tezuka Osamu. The doctor is referred to as "A detoxified Dr. BJ" in a previous screenshot: The joke probably only makes sense if you know a bit about Black Jack, so here's MAL's summary of the series (based on the anime entry). Note that it would sound far less interesting if he were an ordinary doctor. ...


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I'm pretty sure it's a foreign stereotype (mostly of the U.S.), that people over there will sue over anything. From ANN: Kaere Kimura, a half-Japanese, half-foreign girl from abroad, who embodies all stereotypes about foreigners. She also has other stereotypical traits of foreigners and continually talks about how things are done in her country, which ...


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They are extras that were used in the Pani Poni Dash series, the series that Shaft worked on before the Zetsubou Sensei series. The director Shinbou is known for throwing in references and parodies of previous works.


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According to Japanese Wikipedia, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (1st season): Chapter 1, 2, 8 Chapter 3, 4, 8 Chapter 6, 9 Chapter 5, 7 Chapter 45, 42 Chapter 17, 18 Chapter 15, 26 Chapter 14, 19 Chapter 27, 28 Chapter 23, 22, 24 Chapter 53, 33, 29, anime original Chapter 55, 46 Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (2nd season): ...


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The original manga chapter this was based on (ep. 97) was the first chapter published after the announcement of the first season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, along with the staff and cast working on it. In this episode, whenever a character appeared, a subtitle with the character name and voice actor was also displayed, to drill the information into the ...


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I believe this scene is a parody of Negima!?, the Shaft reboot of the Negima anime, which I like to refer to as Pani Poni Negi due to its strong stylistic resemblance to Shaft's Pani Poni Dash. (Plus, when you're speaking, it's really hard to distinguish Negima from Negima!?.) This is a classroom shot from Negima!? The characters in the shot from Zetsubou-...


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The show uses a lot of traditional Japanese cultural imagery, including the characters' clothes. Wikipedia says the style is supposed to be taken from Showa period (most probably 1926~1989 years, less likely 1312~1317). It's a comedy and satire show, so naturally, the main protagonist would wear something noticeable as a traditional kimono. But because ...


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I'm not sure where you got the information that the students are in class 2-H. Wikipedia lists Nozomu's class as 2-へ (2-He). Here, the number indicates the year, while the character indicates what class in the year they are in. Since へ is the 6th character in Iroha order, this would correspond to class 2-F. Incidentally, 2-ふ would be the 32nd class in year 2,...


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According to the Wikia, it's unknown (but likely true) whether Kafuka was the same person as Akagi An or not. In the final chapter of the manga, it is revealed that Kafuka had died prior to the beginning of the series, having her organs donated to a cast of characters that indecently make up the majority of Nozomu's class. However, she was "too optimistic ...


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There's one episode (can't recall the number off of my head) where Itoshiki-Sensei exclaims that he's a "Bona-fide Japanese" (in one of the subbed translations I was watching) and it's possible he's not really fond of westernized shirts/clothes that much.


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